Pep Guardiola joined in Manchester City with a high hope in the previous season. Under his supervision, Manchester City had a tricky season in 2016/2017. However, the new blueprint of Pep for 2017/2018 season just blew away all of their EPL oppositions. They just did not win but also maintained such a high standard through the season. It also needs to mention that, the Pep’s success in this season backed by a healthy amount of investment in the transfer market. No doubt, the investment was fruitful.
Since the beginning of the season, Man City dominated their opponents brutally. They were unbeaten for 22 matches in a row and won 18 EPL matches straight. They had their first loss against Liverpool when it was almost a formality to crown them as the new champion. Their closest competitor was Manchester United. Man U followed them by 19 points behind.
Without a doubt, an impressive performance by Man City forwards made the difference between them and others. They scored three or more goals in 21 matches from 38. They were able to continue their impressive performance in Carabao Cup where they grab the title after beating Arsenal by 3-0.
However, they were unable to copy their impressive performance in FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. In FA cup they kicked out by Wigan from Fifth Round. On the other hand, Liverpool threw them out of the UEFA Champions League after beating them in both legs.
Manchester City 2017/2018 Summary
Coach: Josep Guardiola
Tournament Wise Position
Champions League: Quarter Final
English Premier League: Winner
FA Cup: 5th Round
Carabao Cup: Winner
Top 3 Scorer
Sergio Agüero 30(21)
Raheem Sterling 23 (18)
Gabriel Jesus 17 (13)
Transfer Season Presence
Bernardo Silva, Brazil Ederson, Kyle Walker, Brazil Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte
Gaël Clichy, Jesús Navas, Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta, Bruno Zuculini, Nolito, Aleksandar Kolarov, Kelechi Iheanacho, Fernando, Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony
(Including members involved anytime during the season)
Kyle Walker, Danilo, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Raheem Sterling, İlkay Gündoğan, Sergio Agüero, Aymeric Laporte, Eliaquim Mangala, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Leroy Sané, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Tosin Adarabioyo, Fernandinho, Nicolás Otamendi, Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Yaya Touré, Lukas Nmecha, Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Tom Dele-Bashiru